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I Suffer From Clinical Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 117 People

    I Was Miserable and Still Am...

    I'm 24 years old and I had my son at a young age.. at 16. I alwaIys felt alone and empty, always wanted to run away from home even at the age of 10. Abusive father made it worst with his drinking. I hated walking to school alone or when I came from school I had to walk...
    s0empty s0empty 22-25 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    Downward Spiral

    I am 57 years of age, and have been dealing with major depressive episodes for decades.  I have moved umpteen times, worked at countless jobs, and failed miserably at maintaining long-term relationships.  Medications have helped to relieve the worst symptoms, tho they cannot...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella 56-60 5 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    What Your Psych Doesn't Want You To Know

    Google "tms", it's a treatment that actually will make the psychs as obsolute as blood letting. Face it, any other kind of doctor that "treats" a patient for 5 or 10 years with no effect is a quack.
    mrmoose1947 mrmoose1947 66-70, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    Not Sure How Much Longer I Can Live Like This

    I have been depressed since I was a child. There have been moments when I have felt ok but for the most part I am beyond unhappy. I am a wife and mother to two girls both almost adults now and if it werent for the girls I believe I would have checked out long ago. My husband...
    jemslost jemslost 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    I Suffer From Depression and I Take Meds...

    Too often other ppl judge ppl who take meds for depression... It is an illness like any other... Meds are not happy pills they do not change ur personality... Instead they make u stable enough or healthy enough in that they allow the nervous system and the chemicals in ur body to...
    harps21 harps21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    New Research Regarding Depression

    Hello all, I am a fellow depressive. I am a pretty motivated person, so I did a lot of research on my own because the doctors didn't really help me all that much. 8 years later, I got it figured out. Now, I just wanna make sure that everyone else knows what I know, so they can...
    UV4D UV4D 26-30 Apr 28, 2008

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    All My Life

    i have suffered from depression all of my life, or at least as long as i can remember. always sad, never able to fit in, held myself back as not to stand out, hated being singled out, on and on i could go. but until i hit bottom did i admit i needed help. it did help/hurt? that...
    icanthide icanthide 31-35, M 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    Ok Ok I Admit It.

    Confession time. I suffer from depression. I should be on meds but i refuse to take em because I don't believe in it. And I won't take em. Ever.
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    Clinical Depression

    Clinical depression,Not good,Suffer from time to time,Wish I didn’t,Life would be easier, But somehow,Don’t know how,I get by.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    diagnosed at about the age of 15

    if I'm remembering correctly ( i'm 31 now) . I'm doing a lot better than in my teens and early 20s( suicidal thoughts but no self harm or suicide attempts). Even though I am doing better, I I still struggle with the feelings of not wanting to do anything, wondering what the...
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    I thought I had this under control.

    I really did. But sum things snapped and I don't know what or why. I feel rational and my mind seem clear but I have this overwhelming desire to die. I have been planning when, when and how. I want to give my mom a great christmas and new year. Them my 1st lot of holiday...
    freakyfish36 freakyfish36 26-30 Nov 15, 2014

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    My Battle With Clinical Depression

    By way of introduction, my name is Dave Kanofsky and I had suffered from the adult symptoms of clinical depression for thirty-five years. In 2007, thanks to a combination of the right medication and years of talk therapy, my symptoms were under complete control but my financial...
    daveyboy54 daveyboy54 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2011

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    Most of My Life

     i really didn`t know what was matter with me.i just stayed sad.then when i was in my 20`s i decided to try getting help.but,all they know is pills.i tried taking them.i started gaining weight fast,really fast.i gained 12 lbs in one month.and it just kept piling on.within...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Sep 26, 2009

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    Since Before I Could Admit It

    i have suffered with this nasty disease since long before i would ever admit it.i guess since Viet Nam.....They call it PTSD now adays.....back then we just didn't talk about it..but going through life with no outside help...no meds...no intricate knowledge of what was really...
    russb811 russb811 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    I Am Diagnosed With Depression Forgotton Childhood Left To Be Abused By Both My Parents............

    When I was a child and that is a long time ago now, I never had affection. I grew up with a mother who was mentally unstable and wasn't able to give me what I needed I lacked stability Love and care. often she would abuse me physically and I cut myself off from reality. and day...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 6

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    I can't breath. My depression is screaming inside of me. Im trapped by the need to act perfectly. Suppressing who I am to who I'm supposed to be. Falling in a pit so deep. I...
    AwkwardTurtle46 AwkwardTurtle46 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    i haven't taken my meds for a few days. (I've just been really busy) today i am super emotional, wish i could do things to better myself & my family but feel powerless to do so bc...
    Platana2100 Platana2100 31-35, F Mar 6

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    Just when I thought I was getting my life on track again things have to go wrong again!
    jaz007 jaz007 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    Hi. So in January 2015 I was at work and i had a panic attack or anxiety attack. I wash hair in a salon so im dealing with people all day. I was washing someones hair and my ears...
    FaFa416 FaFa416 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Luckily they don't happen nearly as often as they used to a few years ago, and I handle it pretty well. I'm just waiting for that one thing to happen where I tip over the edge and...
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F Mar 17

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    I am tired. I have no joy. No one calls or visits. I have not been held or hugged in years. I wish I could vanish into thin air.
    JessGF75 JessGF75 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I sent him a message Two hours three hours A day. Maybe he's just busy, Maybe I'll just starve myself That'll fill the void right? A week Maybe I'll just pull out the lighter A...
    HalfVenti HalfVenti 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I would just like to say that I have suffered from depression since I was a small girl. Not until recent therapy sessions have I realized that all my life I have been told I am...
    bervie89 bervie89 22-25, F Mar 8

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    I suffer from depression and anxiety... My family does not believe that I have anxiety. :( they think I'm faking. I had to have my parents padlock the front and back door because I...
    Lovelybaby18 Lovelybaby18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I've suffered from depression and anxiety since 6.....
    bribaby43 bribaby43 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    suffer from MDD and I have for around 3 years.. I smoke weed constantly but my therapist doesn't know.. is weed stopping me from feeling better
    hgarza95 hgarza95 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I suffer from it since childhood days. I am a single child of my parents and they had a very abusive relationship and also they were struggling with jobs. Though they never abused...
    ujjainih ujjainih 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I think i found something important about the negative side of maladaptive daydreaming...those of us who have it to escape from the real world because of how we are treated or how...
    Rosethewolf Rosethewolf 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I've had night-terrors/nightmares for as long as I remember. There is one in particular that I've suffered from almost every night since I was 5 years old. It leaves me destroyed...
    JaiTor JaiTor 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I've suffered from social anxiety for years now. I've been trying my best to get over it, but because of it I have been unable to bring myself to get a job, or even start driving...
    Dustyroses Dustyroses 18-21, F Mar 7

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    I thought it was just migraine which used to cause pain at the back of my head.. My arms used to feel so lifeless at times.. And when i went to see my doctor, I finally got to know...
    TheLivingDead TheLivingDead 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Just found out about this a while ago, it's kind of relieving to know that I'm not the only one who suffers from this. Daydreaming is basically a part of my life. I don't know how...
    blueskyz4 blueskyz4 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    looking for others to chat with who suffer from HS
    lee25 lee25 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I don't “suffer” from it, I enjoy it. Life would be way too boring without it.
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 6

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    I suffer my Major Depressive Disorder and Post traumatic stress also borderline personality and general and social anxiety
    onefedupgirl onefedupgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    The loneliest moment in someone?s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. (The Great Gatsby) this is happening to me...
    Fizzy0875 Fizzy0875 36-40, F Mar 21

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    I suffer with severe anxiety, it gets me to the point where anger manifests itself, as a ? person I cannot do much except get some fresh air take my meds and cry... However that...
    Fizzy0875 Fizzy0875 36-40, F Mar 21

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    I've had depression for over 5 years. I've been bullied an sexually abused and I just care to much about things and no one understands me I don't even understand myself sometimes I...
    bieverything bieverything 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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